Gov’t Will Continue to Work Harder: President Jokowi

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 14 September 2017
Category: News
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President Jokowi, accompanied by a number of ministers, meets with the people at the building of the National Library in Jakarta, Thursday (14/9) (Photo by: Rahmat/Public Relations Division)

President Jokowi, accompanied by a number of ministers, meets with the people at the building of the National Library in Jakarta, Thursday (14/9) (Photo by: Rahmat/Public Relations Division)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said that he leaves it to the public to assess his performance as President and the cabinet that he leads.

Nevertheless, however the public assessment, President Jokowi pledged that he and his cabinet will continue to work hard. “Our task is to work hard. I and my cabinet will continue to work hard because our task is indeed to work,” said the President in response to reporters’ questions about the result of a survey done by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) after inaugurating the Service Building of the Indonesian National Library on Jalan Merdeka Selatan, Central Jakarta, Thursday (14/9).

For the record, in the result of a survey done by CSIS by involving 1,000 respondents in 34 provinces across Indonesia released on Tuesday (14/9) shows that 68.3 percent of the respondents said they are satisfied with the Administration of President Joko Widodo – Vice President Jusuf Kalla in 2017, while public satisfaction level slightly rose by 1.8% compared to that in 2016 at 66.5% and 50.6% in 2015.

Previously, pollster Indo Barometer released a survey done between 4-14 March 2017 that shows public satisfaction level for President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla is 66.4 percent.  In the meantime, a survey done by pollster Saiful Mujani Research & Consulting (SMCR) between 14-20 Mei 2017 reported that around 69 percent of the public are satisfied with the current implementation of democracy.

Regarding the results of the surveys, President Jokowi leaves it to the public; yet, he acknowledged that the results of the survey must motivate the Government to work even harder. “About public opinion of the Government, whether it is good or not, we leave it to the public. Bu the results of the surveys must motivate us to work even harder,” the President said. (FID/RAH/ES) (EP/YM/Naster) 

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